Baiting (blood sport)
Animal-baiting is a blood sport where an animal is tormented or attacked by another animal, for the purpose of entertainment or gambling. This activity is illegal in most countries with varying levels of enforcement.
During various periods of history and in different cultures around the world, various types of baiting, named for the species used, have been confirmed. These include badger-baiting, bear-baiting, bull-baiting, donkey-baiting, duck-baiting, hog-baiting, human-baiting, hyena-baiting, lion-baiting, monkey-baiting, rat-baiting, and wolf-baiting. Much of what is known about baiting comes from England in the Middle Ages, although it has not been legal there for some time. It is still practiced, however, in other parts of the world, including some cultures of Central Asia.
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